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The spiritual landscape has never been more diverse, more eclectic, more individualized or more internally focused. Spirit matters, and in our open-source world, matters of the spirit are complex and endlessly fascinating. The Spirit Matters podcast aims to help listeners make sense of it all.

Spirit Matters Talk Discussion by Dennis and Phil

    • Religion & Spirituality

The spiritual landscape has never been more diverse, more eclectic, more individualized or more internally focused. Spirit matters, and in our open-source world, matters of the spirit are complex and endlessly fascinating. The Spirit Matters podcast aims to help listeners make sense of it all.

    Mirabai Starr

    Mirabai Starr

    Spirit Matters continues its brief hiatus. Meanwhile, here is another offering from the special series of interviews Phil did for Unity Online Radio in the spring of 2021, under the title of his book Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times. In this episode, "Entering the Interior Castle with Mirabai Starr," the celebrated author and expert on mysticism shares the blessings of Sabbath, the deep meaning of Dark Night of the Soul, the wisdom of the Divine Feminine, and turning loss into transformation.

    • 53 min
    Rev Michael Beckwith

    Rev Michael Beckwith

    Spirit Matters continues its brief hiatus. Meanwhile, here is another offering from the special series of interviews Phil did for Unity Online Radio in the spring of 2021, under the title of his book Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times. In this episode, “Life Visioning and Soul Guidance with Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith,” the globally recognized teacher and speaker, author – and Founder and Spiritual Director of Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles – speaks about the virus of fear, climate reality, and practical methods for learning and growing despite difficult times.

    • 53 min
    Andrew Harvey

    Andrew Harvey

    Spirit Matters is on a brief hiatus. Until we record new shows, we are posting a special series of interviews Phil did for Unity Online Radio in the spring of 2021, under the title of his book Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times. In this opening episode, “Regeneration and Sacred Activism,” Andrew Harvey, the renowned author and expert on the world’s mystical traditions, talks about how we can thrive spiritually and help birth a new humanity in this perilous time for our planet.

    • 50 min
    Anneke Lucas Interview

    Anneke Lucas Interview

    Anneke Lucas is an author, speaker, advocate for child sex trafficking victims, and creator of the Unconditional Model, a mindfulness modality. Her work is based on the personal experience of a 30-year healing journey after surviving being sold by her family as a child sex slave to a pedophile network. Her healing through psychotherapy, writing, yoga and meditation were synthesized during a decade of service with incarcerated populations and with survivors of sex trafficking inside and outside of prisons. Sharing her own healing shaped her message for personal and global evolution through the Unconditional Model. On this, her second visit to Spirit Matters, we spoke about Anneke’s gripping new book, Quest for Love: Memoir of a Child Sex Slave, and the surprising way her harrowing journey led to profound spiritual gifts. As she puts it, “Heinous suffering can unlock hidden spiritual treasures of transcendence and unconditional love. Learn more about Anneke Lucas here: https://annekelucas.com/

    • 42 min
    Roger Walsh Interview

    Roger Walsh Interview

    Roger Walsh MD, Ph.D. DHL, is professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology at the University of California. His research focuses on topics such as meditation, psychological wellbeing, wisdom, and our global crises. An early pioneer in the field of Transpersonal Psychology, he is a student, researcher, and teacher of contemplative traditions, and an authorized lama in Tibetan Buddhism. His research and writings have received over twenty national and international awards, and his books include Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central Practices; The World of Shamanism; and The World's Great Wisdom. With John Dupuy, he cohosts the podcast Deep Transformation: Self-Society-Spirit, which is among the top 5% of English language podcasts and has listeners in over 100 countries. Among his more curious careers have been circus acrobat and “an extremely brief and unsuccessful career as a standup comedian.” In this, his second interview on Spirit Matters, we spoke about his podcast, the status of research on spirituality and consciousness, and the relevance of contemplative practice for today’s collective challenges. Learn more about Roger Walsh here: www.drrogerwalsh.com.

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    • 41 min
    Roger Walsh Discussion

    Roger Walsh Discussion

    Roger Walsh Discussion by Discussion by Dennis and Phil

    • 13 min

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